US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert!!!!111!

Today, as I received an email from CERT, I was reminded of the day in 2004 when it was announced that CERT merged with the US Government. I wondered what would change and even considered the possibility that red tape could turn the highly-respected CERT into something that people just didn’t respect anymore.

By the next time a CERT Advsory arrived in my mailbox, the subject had changed from “CERT Advisory” to “US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert.” And there it was: the presence of the US Government. Who, besides them, still uses “cyber”? And then, not only is it a Cyber Security Alert, it’s a Technical Cyber Security Alert as though there’s such a thing as Non-technical Cyber Security. I sometimes wonder if the change made the hardcore people at CERT go “:(“

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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